Affordable R&D Startup Space

Starting any company is hard, but bringing a new technology to market is even harder. 


Inventopia focuses on providing resources for "tough tech" companies - those that require up-front R&D, prototyping and testing.


The paradox for tough tech entrepreneurs is that doing this kind of development work is expensive; yet it is hard to raise capital if you havent aready done that work.


Inventopia exists to break this paradox.   We provide low-cost access to cutting edge laboratory and prototyping technologies so that you can spend less time and money on raising money, and more time on doing the work.

UC Davis' Off-Campus Engineering & Life Science Incubator

Inventopia is a member of the UC Davis Venture Catalyst Distributed Research Incubation and Venture Engine (DRIVE™) Program, a network of lean, thematically oriented business incubators.

Current Tenants & Members

Automated tools for Embryologists

Ravata Solutions

Realtime Food Analysis Solutions

Insight Labs

Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine


Chip-Based sensors for Gas Detection

SensIT Ventures

Plants that are living sensors


Prototyping, Engineering & More

Aggie Industries

Autoimmune Antigens for InVitro Diagnostics

JP Bio

Power Storage Using Reclaimed EV Batteries

RePurpose Energy

Robotic Mushroom Harvesters

Yolo Robotics

Lung Disease Theraputics 



Office Options:

  • Co-Working

  • Private Desks

Shared office and collaborative work spaces


  • CNC Mill & Lathe

  • 100W Laser Engraver

  • 3D Printers

  • Full Electronics Lab

  • And more!


Shared Copiers / Printers

Awesome Community of

Innovative Individuals 

Next to Sudwerk...  End of week get togethers every friday.

Coffee Avaliable 24/7


  • Fume Hood

  • Atmospheric Glove Box

  • Incubators

  • Autoclave

  • HPLC / Mass Spec

  • All common lab meters and glassware

  • DI Water Generated On-Site


Coming Soon

Inventopia is currently searching for opportunities to expand, and for partners who will help us do so.

If you are a company who needs more space than we can currently provide, we still want to hear from you so that we can include you in our plans for the future.




DAVIS, CA 95616


© 2019 by inventopia.

  • Grey Twitter Icon